Σχεδιασμός και ανάπτυξη διαδικτυακού τουριστικού οδηγού. Σύστημα συστάσεων σε ξενοδοχεία & εστιατόρια
Online tourist guide design and development. Recommendation system in hotels & restaurants
KeywordsΗλεκτρονικός τουρισμός ; Συστήματα συστάσεων ; Ιστοσελίδες (Web sites) ; Εγχειρίδιο χρήσης ; Σύστημα διαχείρισης περιεχομένου ; Ξενοδοχεία ; Εστιατόρια ; Διαγράμματα UML ; e-Tourism ; Recommendation systems ; Webpages ; User manual ; Content Management Systems (CMS) ; Hotels ; Restaurants ; UML diagrams
The scope of this postgraduate dissertation is the design and development of a dynamic website for a region‟s tourism promotion (online tourist guide). Special attention and priority has been given to building the website so that navigation is simple, easy to use and every user can easily and quickly find what they are looking for. This website offers the visitor the ability to browse through the various sections to find all the necessary information about this destination, in a user-friendly environment. Specifically, one can find information on hotels, excursions, beaches, attractions as well as other additional services. In addition, through a recommendation algorithm, the system displays suggestions for other hotels or restaurants based on their visitor rates. For example, if user A has visited the webpages of the five-star hotels H1, H2 and H3, and user B visits the H1 hotel webpage, the system suggests user B the H2 and H3 hotels. At the same time, it is checked which of these users has visited at least one hotel that another user has, resulting in suggestions to the first user of the hotels that the latter has already visited (likewise for the restaurants). However, the website does not provide services other than presentation of information and the recommendation system to the user, since the need for the travel guide is to have an online profile through which supportive material is provided for possible future cooperation with travel agents or/and customers. In conclusion, an evaluation is made for those guests who want to vote each of the hotels and restaurants.